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Everflowing Chalice alternate by SteveArgyle Everflowing Chalice alternate by SteveArgyle
Some of you may recognize this from the Magic card. And then shortly thereafter say to yourself "Wait, this is different..."

It's ok. I talk to myself, too.

This is my first interpretation of the Everflowing Chalice, where all colors of mana were represented, rather than colorless.

(Well, to be completely honest with you this [link] is the original interpretation.)

The real question here is: would you drink this?

Maybe it would help you decide if I critiqued it.

"The initial nose of this libation bursts with orange rind, spice, and the sort of warm smokiness that only comes from a pyre piled high with your conquered enemies. Upon first draw, the palate springs to life, almost as if panicked. Like your tongue was being pillaged by demonic dark chocolate viking raiders draped in oaky, caramel robes, stabbing your tongue with hot cinnamon-butter. This full bodied brew reminds me of a winter night, long ago, under a werewolf-skin blanket, with a pack of sex-crazed succubi. Certainly not a drink for the feint of heart, but taming this nip is worth the risk to your immortal soul. Reality may never be enough again. Cheers."

For Magic the Gathering, copyright Wizards of the Coast. Art direction by Jeremy Jarvis.

Single barrel islay mana, harvested from over a thousand wild myths of Argyll, Scotland. Aged in a section of Jormungander's ribcage for 300 years. A truly distinguished dram.

(Please planeswalk responsibly.)

As always, more on my website. www.steveargyle.com
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:iconcrowleyspyramid:
CrowleysPyramid Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
God's Pimp Cup.
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phyrexianrevoker Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This deserver mythic rarity simply because of the artwork
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:iconphyrexianrevoker:
phyrexianrevoker Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
deserves*
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dirkie15 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
HI STEVE.I AM SURE U HEAR THIS ALLOT,BUT PLEASE DON'T EVER STOP TO DO ARTWORK FOR MTG.YOUR ART IS OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SIMPLY LOVE YOUR WORK,ITS TRULY ART
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demora-photography Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
This leads to the question... Is that what you were drinking when typing the description?? If so... Where can I get some :P Amazing artwork and as always... Amazing sense of humor.
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Poison-Stripes Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is just so amazing! I'd love to have this as a wallpaper to hang up! That and I'd certainly planeswalk responsibly!
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I've got digital wallpapers on my website, and prints for sale of all sorts of sizes for folks who want the real thing. So yeah, there you go! :)
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Poison-Stripes Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! I'd also would get that one of Jace you did, as well.
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EdgedWeapon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Artist
I'll have a sip.

Hmmmm.

It's like there's a party in my mouth and everyone's in pain!
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otas32 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hey, was there any 3d involved in this? I love how you do fire! :)
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sebo3e Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
epic
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RowanKeltizar Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowser, I love it. Such a great card too. ;)
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shyfoxling Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Come for the art, stay for the hilarious artist's comment.
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Ni9hth4wk Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
this image is fav'ed...

it'll become chalice's multicolor big brother ;)
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ondination Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
amazing, and inspiring...
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NorrYtt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Everflowing Chalice was a pivotal card in our FFL testing, created several "big mana" deck archetypes, and linked beautifully to Scars of Mirrodin (Proliferate much?). You drew an artifact that taps for any color. An any color Everflowing Chalice can't be costed fair - it will either be too good or too bad. Since colorless Everflowing Chalice was "just right", we needed to print it as is. Normally, we never do this, but Everflowing Chalice was pulling so much gameplay weight that our only solution was altering the art.

So we bleached your illo. :(

At least Goldilocks will forever be able to sip delicious multikickered colorless mana.
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I don't for a second disagree with the decision. When I first read that it needed to represent a mini-mana fountain the likes of which puts 80's Starburst commercials to shame, I thought "Yikes. Sounds like a game-breaker. I will happily scribble the new love/hate card that everyone will talk about."

I think I've done more card alt art on Everflowing Chalice than anything else. Gumball machines, robots, everflowing beers and martinis. Popular card.

Thanks for stopping in, Kenneth!
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YokoPyro Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your description in the artists' comments just as much as a love the piece! XD
Cheers indeed, sir. Cheers. <raises glass>
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Archleone Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I want some. Seriously. Where can I get this?
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supermarioART Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool creation and colors once again!;-)
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taibu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Mmm... masterwork! Teach me to :)
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derfington Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Sexplosion of colour and flavour! Tongue-pillaging goodness! :D
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EnlightenedMadness Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
So pwettay.....
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StephanieLeonheart Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
I wonder what on earth is the flavor?

(For some reason, though, I don't want to know. XD)

Seriously, though, this looks gorgeous. It gives the chalice a phantasmagorical feel to it. (Did I get that right? O.O)
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Poison-Stripes Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm. I would probably try this just for kicks. (And so would Chandra, knowing her)

The chalice is really really amazing. What marvelous detail!
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thyeggman Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Definitely looks like everflowing chalice with your Nerrinyval's (sp?) disk wrapped around it. Very cool!
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EthnisArt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You post so rarely, but when you do it is epic.
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7Tales Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Simply marvelous, truly.
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Treyos Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Not much for drinking myself, but I'd be willing to give it a sip.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats amazing man! Great colors!: D
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ECCB Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing! ...I remember the MTG Chalice ^^

...your original Chalice submition to Wizard was great! I'd vote it! XD
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omer88 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
wow this is so awsome and pretty !
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ibdriven Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
*chug chug chug - gulp gulp - hic - gulp gulp* BUUURRRRPPPP!~ .. ahhhhh.... refill, please. Don't hold back on the succubi.
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Ghastlydarkworld Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010   Writer
Really beautiful, and better than the original, but not than the other XD
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Kamis0ri Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
thats awesome! another card i need to get for my collection! trying to get every card you arted foiled!
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I think this is the card I've done the most "alterations" of. There are quite a few "everflowing beer" "everflowing gumball machine" "everflowing martini" cards out there.
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Kamis0ri Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
hehehehe
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warrior-of-tzeentch Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
An absolutely gorgeous piece, very striking to look at, and your description makes it all the more enjoyable :)
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rodasaow Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
incredible job, this cup is made to hold the essence of epicness!
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xxxecil Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
So real it's unreal.
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DarkArikel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful... nice work!!!
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Miracle-overloading Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
You sir, are a god.
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31883milesperhour Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
holy crap.. I want whatever is pouring out of it ;P
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DimytriART Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
I can see a whale diving.
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CarlosHReis Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
It´s for Scars of Mirrodin?

Nice Pic Steve
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sacredflamingheart Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Everflowing Chalice... It's from Worldwake.
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CarlosHReis Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
oh yes...i not see all cards from worldwake =/
my bad hehe
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sacredflamingheart Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a great card, you ought to pick some up if you play. :nod:
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CarlosHReis Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
nice
i will search this one :)
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FlammablePerson Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
I would like 5 gallons please :)
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